Prepare to be transported to seventeenth-century Venice this April, when the Esterhazy Singers are joined by the London Youth Choir for an extraordinary rendition of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. Period instrument ensemble The Little Baroque Company will add the thrill of occasion with their sackbuts, cornets and other antique instruments, alongside outstanding young tenor soloists Hugo Hymas and Robbie Jacobs.
Named after Haydn’s patrons – Princes Nicholas and Paul Anton Esterhazy – The Esterhazy Singers has performed all of Haydn’s choral works as well as a wide range of other repertoire, from Renaissance polyphony to ambitious contemporary music and is honoured to have Countess Marianne Esterhazy as patron.
The London Youth Choir is described by its patron Gareth Malone as ‘The coolest choir inside the M25’. It exists to provide young people within Greater London with a high quality choral education through regular musical training and high-calibre performance opportunities (www.londonyouthchoir.com).
Dynamic young conductor Esther Jones is active as both a conductor and singer, and in addition to The Esterhazy Singers, she teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and is Deputy Musical Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
Tickets: £15 full price, £10 balcony (restricted view), students half price